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Howard H. Stevenson (June 27, 1941) is the Sarofim-Rock Baker Foundation Professor Emeritus at Harvard University.[1] Forbes magazine described him as Harvard Business School's "lion of entrepreneurship" in a 2011 article.[2] Howard is credited with defining entrepreneurship as “the pursuit of opportunity beyond the resources you currently control.”[2] INC Magazine described Howard's definition of entrepreneurship as "the best answer ever."[3]

Stevenson is the author of eight books and 41 articles.[4] His past roles at Harvard include chairman of Harvard Business Publishing, vice provost for resources and planning, and senior associate dean at HBS.[5] He is often credited as being the most successful fundraiser in the history of Harvard University, raising over $600 million in philanthropic support for initiatives in business, science, healthcare, and student life.[4]

He graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Business School.[6]

Howard's GiftEdit

Stevenson is the subject of a book written by his friend and former student, Eric Sinoway, titled Howard’s Gift: Uncommon Wisdom to Inspire Your Life’s Work, which was released by St. Martin's Press on October 2, 2012.[7]

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